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07.08.2016

Update 7/12: BetSolo has claimed that the player was not supposed to have signed up for their website due to his residing in England. However, the player registration was successful and he proceeded to win €7,000. BetSolo refunded his deposit.

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) has revoked the license of sports betting site BetSolo. The license was officially stripped on June 29 according to a notice posted on the gaming commission website.

07.08.2016

Approximately 25 hours until the bitcoin halving takes place, bitcoin is trading at $650. Online sports bettors have expressed keen interest in all things bitcoin given how the digital currency enables them to easily deposit and withdraw from sports betting sites. The bitcoin halving will essentially reward bitcoin miners 12.5 BTC instead of 25 BTC for mining new blocks.

07.07.2016

A manager with 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D-) has provided an update on a complaint where a player claimed that €2,000 was confiscated from his sports betting account. The player has allegedly violated 1XBet's terms and conditions with respect to operating multiple accounts. 1XBet voided all accepted bets.

07.07.2016

Realbet Sportsbook has been added to the online sportsbooks rating guide at the mark of D-. The betting site has a sub-license in Curacao. There are a total of four outstanding payout complaints submitted by players who have waited in excess of the already considerable 15-20 business day time-frame.

07.07.2016

Jon Jones has failed a drug test and just like that the UFC 200 headline event this Saturday has been scratched. The new main event is now Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt. Hunt is an average -170 betting favorite against Lesnar. View all UFC 200 prop bets using the Sportsbook Review betting directory.

07.06.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payout complaint. The player has claimed to hold a balance of €4,700 with the online sportsbook. He has submitted all necessary documents requested of him to satisfy the Know Your Customer (KYC) process at the online sports betting website.

07.06.2016

A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating C-) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player has reported that a payout that he requested on June 4 for $1,300 has yet to be fulfilled. The funds were deducted from his sports betting account along with a $40 fee on June 8 after he followed up a number of times asking for an ETA.

07.06.2016

Sportsbook Review reported yesterday that a Realbet Sportsbook player reported being owed $1,500 since the 3rd of June. Realbet provided comment to SBR last night stating that the player's payout has been taken care of and that they have spoken with the player concerning what led to the delay.

07.06.2016

US Attorney Mark A. Yancey submitted a 63 page forfeiture request last week seeking a massive financial judgment against Legends Sports founder Bartice "Luke" King and six other individuals and one corporation. King was convicted of running an illegal gambling business and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

07.05.2016

Update 7/6: Wager506 acknowledged purchasing WagerWin. SBR has asked the betting site to provide comment on unconfirmed reports that link BetMayor to WagerWin.

Online betting site Wager506 has the same telephone number previously advertised on the Facebook account of WagerWin Sportsbook (SBR rating F). An ex-employee of BetMayor Sportsbook as well as a third-party review website have suggested that the betting site is run by the former GM of the defunct sportsbook BetMayor.

07.05.2016

Sportsbook Review Picks has released its BETA site this morning. The brand new SBR Picks website is fully responsive (mobile-friendly), ensuring that players have the best possible experience across a range of device sizes. To access the BETA site, simply visit the SBR Picks homepage and click visit now.

07.05.2016

A RealBet Sportsbook player has filed a payout complaint. This is the third payout complaint on file from the sports betting site. SBR reported on June 25 of a player owed $4,450 for over a month, and a second player filed a complaint about being owed $1,500 for going on three months. This latest complaint is also for $1,500.

07.04.2016

Sportsbook Review asks Cloudbet players with feedback to write to mail@sportsbookreview.com. The most consistent feedback from Cloudbet players have been delays with respect to the grading of sports bets. Cloudbet is a bitcoin exclusive betting site which was added to the online sportsbooks rating guide in September of 2015 at C+.

07.04.2016

Betting websites on the Sportsbook Review blacklist have proven over time that they are undeserving of player business. The sportsbooks are ten times as likely to slow-pay players than betting sites in good standing. In addition to snail-like payout time, the betting sites on the blacklist don't simply stop there: Blacklisted bookies have outright stolen player winnings.

07.04.2016

An SBR reader recently asked whether he should settle for a 50% free play bonus with 6X rollover or a 25% cash bonus with an 8X rollover. As there is a large variety of sportsbook bonuses to consider between cash, free play/free bet, match bet, and various fine-print associated with each and every offer, it can be a challenge for players to determine what is best.

07.04.2016

Sportsbook Review launched a bitcoin sports betting forum following user demand for an isolated section to discuss the digital currency which has skyrocketed in popularity over the last two years. More than 30 sports betting sites added bitcoin last year alone including many traditional fiat sportsbooks.

07.03.2016

With so many sports betting sites to choose from, first time players might feel a tad overwhelmed and uncertain on which betting site deserves their hard-earned funds. This is precisely why Sportsbook Review attempts to simplify this process to allow bettors to make an informed decision without studying websites for hours.

07.02.2016

An Otobet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has submitted a payout complaint. The player has told SBR that he has been waiting since June 20 to receive payment of €3,820. The player has claimed that the sports betting website, which has a Costa Rica based server but entirely Russian support staff, has not responded to any of his emails.

07.02.2016

Sportsbook Review's Natalie Rydstrom reports on Russia based betting site 1XBet being added to the worst sportsbook blacklist. 1XBet initially debuted on the blacklist after several complaints were submitted by players who claimed that they had been dealt with unfairly, slowly paid, or had their winnings erased from their betting accounts.

07.02.2016

An Smarkets player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player has claimed that after having his documents approved as normal from the betting exchange, his account was blocked following his placing a payout request. Smarkets is a C rated betting exchange which was added to the sportsbook rating guide in 2011.

07.02.2016

Registration is now open for the 2017 Super Bowl weekend bash in the exotic setting of the all inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Verified first time members are welcome to attend though priority will be given to loyal SBR Forum members who have attended prior bashes.

07.01.2016

A BetAtHome Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a sportsbook complaint. The player claimed that he opened his sports betting account in May of 2016. He placed two sports bets with BetAtHome and then had his account frozen. The player was told that his account was linked with a third party and asked to provide an explanation. He has adamantly denied this charge.

07.01.2016

Online sports bettors can easily shop for a list of online sportsbooks by the total number of years that they have been online using the sportsbook rating guide. By sticking with betting sites that have operated for at least a few years in good standing, players are minimizing the likelihood that they will have issues come payout time.